Jesus facepalms then lovingly tries another metaphor.

We and the disciples often forget the cross and the empty tomb are the path of discipleship and none other than the way of life. Sometimes, be it ego or our own stuff, we lose sight of what it means to follow in the Way. Thanks a lot for listening! We pray the Word will transform you into the image of Christ which is to say, a suffering servant, a wounded healer, a child of God.

Wholly Broken, Holy Re-membered

Published on 10-18-18, we’re looking back at the sermon from 2 Sundays ago, 10-7-18, where Bishop Anne Hodges-Copple visited, confirmed, and preached. Her text was Mark 10:2-16 and Genesis 2. Join us as we continue to comment/recap on her sermon and listen for Holy Spirit speaking truth into our lives: that which is broken will be put back together.

One-up like Jesus

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Mark 9:30-37 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.

Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”